I'm here with a special post for the Cox Family Blog Hop!
The paper crafting community really is a small world and you may know Ann Cox. She happens to be a fellow teacher, and I've grown to love this "cyber" friend of mine, even though she kicks my butt regularly at Words with Friends!
Ann's husband, Kevin, recently underwent a triple bypass surgery and is recovering, praise God, but he is also struggling with his one kidney. He previously donated one of his kidneys to his father for a life-saving operation. Kevin has been the primary caregiver to the couple's young son, Liam, while Ann teaches. So you can see, they have their hands full right now.
As you can imagine, when their paper crafting friends saw a need, they jumped right in to help! Ann's longtime friend, Karen Kelly, set up a Go Fund Me page for the Cox family, then another creative friend, Ashley Newell, came up with the blog hop to help spread awareness. If you are able to contribute, please know that any amount is appreciated.
Ashley has organized a great hop, full of warm and encouraging cards to support the Cox family, as well as great prizes for you, the hoppers! Please comment on all the blogs along the hop for your chance to win one of the prizes! Winners will be posted on Ashley's blog on February 11.
Cas-ual Fridays $50 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn $50 gift certificate
Sugar Pea Designs $50 gift certificate
Hero Arts $30 gift card donated by Amy Tsuruta
If you're following the hop, you would have arrived from Lisa Lara's blog.
Next on your stop is Stacey Shafer!
If you want to start at the beginning, head over to see Ashley Newell.
I hope you like my card. I struggle with creativity frequently during the school year, but this card actually came together very easily, like it was meant to be. :)
Thank you for visiting and please send a kind thought and prayer to the Cox family.
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Butterbows
Cardstock: Spectrum White, polka dot scrap
Ink: Versamark, Memento Black, SU Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Gumball Green, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral
Accessories: CAS-ual Fridays Tag Buddies and Friendly Flowers Fri-Dies, Big Shot, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool, SU button & cotton thread, Creative Memories Corner Rounder.